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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFRAK CITY

Oct
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Total Body Workout with Ronald Williams, Get Right Fitness Inc.

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Ronald Williams leads this exercise regimen to address muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
23
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Typing Tuesday

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Ever wonder how typists type and don't look at the keyboard? Come out and learn how to type at your own pace!

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Lefrak CityTue, Jan 8, 20191:30PM - 3:00PM
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Lefrak CityTue, Feb 19, 20191:30PM - 3:00PM

Oct
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


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Oct
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Halloween Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Ready for Halloween? Interested in how Michael Myers brings destruction to his hometown after so many years? Come join us as we watch "Halloween" (1978, R) and "Halloween II" (1981, R).

Thursday, October 24, 2018- Halloween
Wednesday, October 31, 2018- Halloween II

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Jenga Wednesday

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Test your physical skills against peers as you play a classic game of Jenga. Competitors will remove one block at a time from the bottom of a tower constructed of 54 blocks but don't let the tower crumble.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
25
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Drop-In Tech Help At Lefrak City Library

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Don’t get frustrated, get help! Need help with your device, smartphone, or laptop?
Get help with eBooks, Kindle, Nooks, laptops, or any other device. All questions are welcome. Get one-on-one help from a library expert.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
25
5:30PM

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7:30PM

ESOL Conversation Class

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The ESOL conversation class is an enhanced English class to improve your speaking ability.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

This month, we will discuss Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House" - a spooky tale of a group of investigators searching for signs of the supernatural in an old mansion.


Oct
26
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to MS Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts. Basic computer skills are required.


Oct
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Saturday Family Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

10/13 -"Frozen" (2013, PG)
10/27 -"Moana" (2016, PG)


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Book Talk & Swap

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn about the hot and most talked about books for teens. Grades 7 and up are also encouraged to bring a book to swap for another gently used one.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
31
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. For further information call 718-990-8625.


Nov
1
5:45PM

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8:00PM

Lefrak City Fall Festival

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Please join us in our fall festival featuring our amazing haunted house. There will be activities, a raffle drawing, light snacks, candy, dancing, and games for kids.


Nov
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Karaoke Fridays

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Calling all tweens and teens! Do you like to sing? Then come down to the library for some karaoke!Pick your favorite song and let your star shine!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Nov
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Coloring Club

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in preschool through grade six can come to the library after school and enjoy coloring some fun coloring pages. Different types of coloring tools will be provided. Children in preschool and kindergarten must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

After-School Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 can join us after school to make some fun crafts!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Nov
7
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Nov
7
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 4 years accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver can join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and coloring.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Nov
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Urban Justice Center Information and Consullting

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The Urban Justice Center staff of NYC presents housing-related information and provides consultation for community homeowners and tenants.


Nov
9
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, basic Excel navigation, and basic data entry.


Nov
14
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Preschool Storytime & Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and a parent or adult caregiver can join us to listen to some stories and create a craft. Preregistration is required for this program. Register by phone or in person. Space is limited.


Nov
15
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Spend a relaxing hour coloring with us. Coloring pages and pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Registration is required; space is limited.


Nov
16
10:00AM

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1:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
19
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Scrabble Time

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Come and play the classic word game with us. Registration is required.


Nov
28
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.


Dec
5
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job… now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: Aug. 3, 2000 Re-Chartered with current board in October 2016

Current Board Members:

President - Ronald Williams

Vice President - Phiveline Solano

Treasurer - Sylvia Martin

Secretary - Kai Liang

Member-at-Large - Michelle Dunston, James Galloway and Melvin Morgan 

 

Significant Accomplishments: The Friends hosted 150 guests for their Black History Month Celebration. They co-host the popular Open Forum, a monthly town-hall meeting style meeting that engages the elected officials and community leaders by deviling into some of the biggest issues facing New Yorkers.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends host Family Fun Night an annual event that honors our top students and celebrates their achievements with games and great food.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Greg Gao 718-592-7677.
 

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